Thank The Next Pest Control Employee You See
April 10, 2019
You can hear them in your walls, only ever hear them, and you never see them until you hear that all too familiar snap of a trap. Rats went from a nuisance, to a problem and have inexplicable grown in population as cities continue to grow. Populations have spiked in Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and New York City into numbers that The New Republic magazine in 2017 labeled the epidemic a “Ratpocalypse.” But why?
Simply put: rats breed too fast. If someone told you that two rats placed in ideal conditions could create a population of rats to the tune of 482 million in only three years, would you believe them? It is due to their enormous litters they produce; the average litter is 12 “pups.” But make no mistake, these creatures are not like mankind’s best friend, the beloved dog, but rather, a destructive force that humanity desperately keeps at bay.
In fact, it is thanks to pest control that both rodents and bugs do not destroy 50 percent of the food supply, the National Pest Management Association estimated. However, according to the same National Pest Management Association, even with pest control mice and rats still contaminate or eat the world’s food supply by 20 percent.
Like mentioned before, as cities grow, the rodent population of mice and rats seems to grow with it. This is partly due to urban environments, cities and towns, where they can hide in trash and various nooks and crannies of city buildings and homes. Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. are considered the most rat filled locations, in order, residing in the United States today.
Rodent Removal Methods
The road to rodent removal usually involves cleaning your home, removing any access to water, plugging holes and setting traps inside and outside your home. However, if you do not want to deal with the problem yourself, which is highly recommended if you have an infestation, you can always opt into contacting a animal and rodent removal company that will get rid of those unwanted rodents.
Better still, if your home needs wildlife control because of squirrels, there is an option for humane squirrel removal that does not require the death of squirrels. Individuals have had experiences of squirrels in the attic and usually employ the live removal of said squirrels.